5 Ways To Empower Student Voice In The Classroom

5 ways to empower student voice in the classroom

When you find a tool that supports student voice and choice, you know you have found the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Flocabulary is one of those tools! Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. We will dive into a few of my favorite ways to leverage Flocabulary to encourage and support student voice such as Lyric Lab, life skills, and Flocabulary’s student contests. Let’s get started! 1. Lyric Lab Lyric lab is one of my absolute favorite tools to support student…

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Showcase Student Voice With Lyric Lab

Showcase student voice with lyric lab

Over the summer, I had the honor and privilege to attend Flipgrid’s Student Voice Conference in Minnesota. At the event, I was able to hear the always inspiring Matt Miller speak. This is not the first nor the last time, but every time I watch him present, I leave with inspiration and motivation to do better for my kids and my teachers. During his keynote, he said something that has stuck with me since. We often advocate for student voice, by saying things such as “let’s give our students a voice.” But Matt’s statement rings so true. They already have…

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Q&A With Jaden, Our Black History Rap Contest Winner

Q&A with Jaden, Our Black History Rap Contest Winner

We are thrilled to announce that we've selected our winner of the Black History Rap Contest: Jaden. Jaden J. is a gifted poet, and with over 1,000 submissions, his immediately stood out for its emotional power and imagery even in its opening line and impressing us with his lyricism all the way through. Jaden seamlessly wove together John Lewis's biography, the broader historical context, connections to today and the impact he has had on him personally. In his video, it's also clear that Jaden is a talented performer. We can't wait to meet him in person when he records his song with…

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Broward County Public Schools Believes In Flocab: Hear What Students And Teachers Have To Say

Broward County Public Schools Believes in Flocab: Hear What Students and Teachers Have to Say

Did you know that hip-hop has the most unique wordage than any other genre of music? It’s okay if you didn’t, because truthfully, I didn’t either. That is, until I dived into Flocabulary three years ago. I realized that not only did this program have catchy tunes and rhythm, but it incorporated so many different words and ideas in each and lesson. It completely changed my instructional pedagogy…for the better!

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